Former Gujarat BJP MLA from Abadasa, Jayantilal Bhanushali has been shot dead by unknown assailants last night. He was travelling from Bhuj to Ahmedabad in Sayji Nagri Express.
The shocking incident happened between Kataria-Surbari stations, last night. While Bhanushali was travelling to Ahmedabad from his hometown Bhuj for some work, two unidentified persons entered the AC coach and opened fired at him. Bhanushali sustained injuries in chest and near eye and died on spot. The incident happened at Surajbari village at around 2:00am, fellow traveller of Bhanushali confirmed.
The railway authorities later stopped the train at Maliya station and informed the police about the shocking murder. The former MLA’s body is currently in the Maliya hospital.
The police disclosed that the killer used a silencer to muffle the sound. Police are looking at all possible suspects but as of now, it looks to be work of a professional hitman. The PRO in Western Railway Pradip Sharma said, “Former MLA from Abdasa Jayanti Bhanushali was found murdered yesterday late night in a moving train going from Kutch to Ahmedabad. The train was stopped at a station for three hours after the incident. Bhanushali was found with a gun shot near his eyes.